Monday, September 28, 2009

EUR/USD outlook

Technically, the EUR/USD may have reached its top as the 61.8% fibonacci retracement of the range 1.6040/1.2329 at 1.4842 (even though the key resistance is 1.4867) and could now go for a dip back into the 1.2s (albeit some resistance on the way).

On the fundamental side, the EUR is again now over-valued. Besides, in a recent report, the OECD wrote:
"The reform of global exchange rate regimes and the dollar reserve currency problem is extremely important, but is also unlikely to be achieved any time soon." From The Financial Crisis and the Requirements of Reform - Adrian Blundell-Wignall

The USD is therefore strengthened in its position as a reserve currency in the medium term.
In terms of financial regulations, the G20 has clearly achieved nothing but a bunch of populistic tricks that will have no consequence whatsoever, and as explained in the OECD report, this should lead to a sluggish recovery, especially in Europe and USA.
In this context, the recent rise of the EUR, upshot of an early enthusiasm, should be short-lived, as the reality of national deficits, progressing unemployment, limited credit and falling consumption will set in.